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Old 05-29-2010, 07:18 PM
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OMG more oil change nightmares..(i think)

well i got to looking at my oil change paper again and it says 5w-20.. ive been reading on here about 10w-30 and (5-10w)-(40-45)weight oil. is this a bad vis oil??
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5w20 is recommended for small gasser motors. The 6.0 can run a 5W, but its better suited for winter. 10w30 and 10w40 are better for warmer months. I believe the manual recommends 10w40.
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where did you get it done? 520 is rec for a gasser?
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The duratec's in the fusions,etc run 5w20 I believe the mustangs and gas pickups still recommend 5w30....
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Is it the right spec. API CJ-4
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I didnt think 5w20 could meet the API specs..?
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I had mine changed, and the little tag in the window says 5w-20. I cornered the guy about it and he said it was the only way they could code it as being a "diesel" oil change. they did put in the right rated oil, it just freaks me out each time I see it.
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I just check the amsoil look up guide for your year vehicle, this is what we offer for that vehicle, not tryin to sell you anything, just showing the range of options and the the temps there reccomended for Engine Oil
Grade 1......CI-4+
SAE 15W-40 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Motor Oil (AMEQT)
SAE 15W-40 Synthetic Blend Diesel Oil (PCOQT)
Synthetic 5W-40 Premium Diesel Oil (DEOQT)
Series 3000 SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel Oil (HDDQT)
-9 To 90F......10W-30 [1]
-20 To 30F......5W-30, 5W-40 [2]
-20 To 0F......0W-30 [2]
above 10F......15W-40 [3]
Manual Transmission,S6-650 W/ COOL......MA
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5w20 is recommended for small gasser motors. The 6.0 can run a 5W, but its better suited for winter. 10w30 and 10w40 are better for warmer months. I believe the manual recommends 10w40.
5W20 is not a diesel rated oil.

However running 5w30 or 10w30 in the summer isnt gonna make a damn bit of difference. They both lubricate exactly the same.

the 5w and 10w difference is how they react in colder weather
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According to Ford, the 5W40 is good for -20*F to over 100*F.
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